Charles Maja’s passing confirmed by Skeem Saam team #RIPBigBoy

Charles Maja’s passing confirmed by Skeem Saam team #RIPBigBoy

- TV star Charles Maja, aka Big Boy Mabitsela in Skeem Saam, has sadly passed away

- Skeem Saam publicist, Sumaya Mogola, told TshisaLIVE that Charles suffered a stroke

- Fans, friends and fellow celebs have flooded social media with posts in tribute of Charles since the news of his passing

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Charles Maja has sadly passed away. The entertainment star, who is widely known for his role as Big Boy Mabitsela on SABC 1's Skeem Saam, is dead.

Skeem Saam publicist, Sumaya Mogola, told TshisaLIVE that Charles had unfortunately suffered a stroke that took his life.

Vinolia Mashego recently passed too, and now Charles – the Mzansi entertainment industry has lost two remarkable members. learnt that the Skeem Saam team posted yesterday confirming Charles’ passing.

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“Unfortunately it is true. He passed away this morning in Limpopo. He suffered a stroke. His daughter confirmed the news to us. The family is devastated.”

Charles has left huge shoes to fill not only in the Skeem Saam family but in the SA entertainment industry as a whole.

Seeing the tributes that have poured in since the heart-breaking announcement was made, it is clear to see what an undeniable impact Charles had on so many people’s lives. From celebs to fans, they have all paid their respects, honouring Charles' memory.

In other news, Moja Love has stepped forward to help Vinolia Mashego’s family during this extremely tough time.

Vinolia’s death came as a major shock in the middle of a very trying situation and has left a gaping hole in her family.

Moja Love, the channel Vinolia was working for before she passed, has generously donated a significant sum of cash to the family.

Aubrey Tau, the CEO of the channel, released a statement in which he announced that the channel would be donating R200 000 towards Vinolia’s funeral and also to assist the family, particularly her son Oratile.

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